Essay Prize: Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize 2020, deadline 1 December 2020

The annual Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers 2020 is now open for submissions.

The Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers aims to encourage submissions from British and international doctoral students, as well as early career researchers who are within five years of gaining their PhD.

The essay will be on any topic relevant to art history and should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (normally including footnotes) in length. The editors will review all submissions to select the Prize winner and will work with the successful candidate to advise on revision of the manuscript for publication.

The winner will receive:

– Publication of the winning essay in Oxford Art Journal
– £500 worth of Oxford University Press books
– A year’s free subscription to Oxford Art Journal

Other entries of sufficient quality may be invited to publish their submission in Oxford Art Journal.

How to enter:

Entries should be submitted via our online submission system. New authors should create their own account when they first log on. Authors who already have an account should log in using their previous account ID and password to submit a new manuscript.

Competition rules:

Essays will be 6,000-10,000 words (normally including footnotes) in length.

Papers can be submitted at any point before the closing date, which will be 1st December 2020.

The winner of the Prize will be required to verify their status as a current doctoral student or as an early career researcher who gained their PhD no more than five years previously. The journal will make due allowance for entrants who have had career breaks.

Entries submitted to the Oxford Art Journal Early Career Essay Prize must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The decision of the judges will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into by the editors.

In the unlikely event that, in the editors’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no Prize will be awarded.

More information can be found here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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